Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bad Moon Rising


Wow how time flies when you are having fun, or working...whichever the case may be!  Since last Thursday I have taken Ms. M out for an afternoon's worth of lunching, driving, and visiting.  With the help of two of my siblings and our spouses, we've nearly completed the work at my parent's house, and are so close to being ready to put it on the market that I can almost taste it.  Plus we had little Misty Belle spayed first thing Friday morning.  Try keeping a herding dog quiet after surgery and you'll understand what my weekend has been like!!!




It has been a very busy few days, but oh so productive so I can't complain!  And the weather...well it was spectacular with sunshine and high temps to remind me that it really is springtime!

Like millions of other people I ventured outside to see the "big" bad moon as it was rising last night.  Picture it, me with my trusty tripod all settled in on the dock ready to capture this very cool moon rising over the water...




First there were lots of Canada Geese flying by, and I even saw a river otter who got very close, swimming withing feet of me before he turned and went the opposite way, and then all he% broke loose!




I've mentioned before that I hate bats...well guess who showed up?!  But I was good, I said to myself, hey he's eating the bugs, it's all good and I began focusing on the moon again and how lovely the trees and branches looked silhouetted in front of it.

Just about then I heard some rustling in the reeds along the water's edge and I could just make out something white working it's way towards me.  I said shoo, but it just kept coming, so then I yelled SHOO, as it kept coming closer.  That was when I grabbed my tripod and hightailed it back into my yard as the critter ran under the dock along the shoreline.  It was "the" skunk, the one who made Mr. Quinn's acquaintance not long ago, and I'm just thankful that it chose to ignore me instead of spraying me AND my camera equipment.

So there are no pictures of the moon reflected on the water, just the bad moon rising from my back patio!

24 comments:

  1. I have always been a bit scared of bats. But..... They eat lots of mosquitoes and we are considering placing a bat box somewhere on our back acre. Bats are ugly critters, but I like seeing them in our summer evening sky.

    Di

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  2. Humming along while enjoying your shots, especially the first two! Glad Pepe didn't stop to greet you!
    xo Cathy

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  3. Oh my, what an adventure to get your gorgeous shots Kat! I wouldn't have stayed past the bat, his appearance would've been enough for me. xx

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  4. Awesome shots!!!! That moon has had our knickers in knots since a seismologist was telling everyone...all week long...that THAT moon could cause an earthquake here! Yeesh! ;}

    m ^..^

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  5. LOVE your Bad Moon Rising Kat - best moon photos I have ever seen!

    No moon for us, just a full-on storm which has all but washed away the breakwater round the marina, darkness, hail and horizontal rain, with lots going bump in the night.

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  6. I want to see more pics of your dogs! :-)
    PLEASE!

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  7. Kat I am afaid of batsand skunks, Yuk!!

    The moon is just amazing isn't it! Great images!

    Do come and join my luscious bath & body giveaway!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  8. Great photos! We were driving east, into town, as the moon rose last night. It was HUGE and so very bright. I'm glad I didn't miss it!

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  9. Now That is a good picture of the moon.

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  10. Hi Kat, your story was so funny - I'm sitting here in my pj's with a big smile on my face! Things like that seem to happen to me all the time - I get myself all set up ready to do something but then Mother Nature keeps showing up to remind me that she's in charge. Your photos are great - we saw the moon on Saturday night when we walked our guests out to their cars after our annual St. Patrick's celebration. Take care!

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  11. Great pics! I definitely would have high-tailed it back in the house to avoid close encounters of the skunk kind, too. We could see the moon Friday night, but we kept trying to get a glimpse Saturday night on breaks. There was too much cloud cover. Thanks for sharing your moon pics.

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  12. Love that shot with the Klassen texture...it looks like steel or a painting.

    Glad you didn;t get skunked Kat!

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  13. Hysterical, I am still smiling!

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  14. Your photography is awesome! Happy to have found you via Linda. I'm your newest follower and would be delighted to have you follow me back!
    Have a great week!
    Tammy

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  15. Great photos of the moon! Hope to see photos of your parents home when you are finished with the renovations! Have a lovely day!

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  16. Great photos. The moon was breath taking!
    Have a wonderful week.
    Xo,
    E&J

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  17. So glad that you did not get sprayed!! Oh that would have been so bad! I love your shots that you got, they are incredible Kat!! We watched Saturday night and it was so beautiful!! It was raining last night so no moon in sight but at least we got a glimpse on Sat.

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  18. Lucky you! Love your shots, especially the last one. My dil tried getting some decent shots but she said she was not very successful.

    ~ Tracy

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  19. Your moon pics are stunning. I can remember dancing to that old video - that was a few years ago:0)

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  20. What amazing photos! My hubby looked at them, too and loved them! Very beautiful! It was hard to capture how awe inspiring it was, wasn't it? ♥

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  21. Oh wow Kat, I love how you captured those shots with the branches in the foreground. I had to laugh though thinking how funny it would be to see a bat silhouette in the foreground. At night near the water you just never know what you'll encounter, that was really a close call! xo ~Lili

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  22. We missed it...it was raining but I got to see it through your lens!

    thanks Kat...xo kelley

    ps stay away from "pepe le pew" he's dangerous ; 0 )

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  23. Bats and a skunk...and you still got those great shots!

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